Dr Gagandeep Rajpal
MBBS FRACGP DCH
Dr Gagandeep Rajpal was born in India and completed his medical degree from Odessa State Medical University in 2003. He moved to Australia in 2006 to undertake further studies and fell in love with Australia.
This then led him to undertake his General Practice Registrar training, completing this in 2014 when he completed his Fellowship from the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. Dr Gagandeep has been working as a GP in Cairns since then.
Dr Gagandeep also spent time in working in Mount Isa, which gave him an in-depth knowledge and deeper understanding of Aboriginal Health and Culture as well as completing a Diploma in Child Health from Westmead Hospital in Sydney.
Dr Gagandeep has a special interest in Chronic Disease Management, Paediatrics, Indigenous Health, musculoskeletal issues and Minor Procedures.
As Dr Gagandeep is academically inclined, hosting Medical Students and is a Supervisor for GP Trainees.
When not working, Dr Gagandeep enjoys spending time with his wife and 2 kids exploring beautiful Cairns.
Dr Heather McNamee
MBChB MRCGP (UK) FRACGP DFFP
Born in Belfast – qualified from Edinburgh University in 1989. Completed GP training and Family Planning Diploma in 1996 and emigrated to Australia shortly afterwards. Established and managed Healthy Women, a private Women’s Health GP clinic in Brisbane from 2000-2005. Joined Cairns Sexual Health Service in 2005 and became an S100 HIV prescriber in 2007. For many years Dr McNamee was the GP at Youthlink, a support service for homeless and at risk youth. She maintains a special interest in the health of young people. Dr McNamee continues to work part time at Cairns Sexual Health Service and has an active role in sexual health education for healthcare providers and the general community. She established Cairns Doctors in 2013 to provide the people of Cairns with high quality, up to date sexual, reproductive and preventative healthcare.
Dr Nisha Manoheran
BMED Sc, MBBS, DRANZCOG and FRACGP
Dr Nisha Manoheran grew up in Penang, Malaysia. She completed a science degree BMed Sc (Hons) in Kuala Lumpur before graduating with her MBBS medical degree from the University of Queensland in 2010.
Being committed to lifelong learning and staying up to date, she has undertaken a range of additional training including in women’s health, completing the DRANZCOG (Dip. Obs & Gynae). She is currently pursuing a Master of Public Health.
Dr Nisha believes in the health and well-being of body, mind and spirit. She is grateful for the privilege of being a GP to help people through their own health journeys.
While she enjoys all aspects of general practice, her interests include women’s and childrens health, antenatal care, mental health, sexual health (HIV S100 prescriber), and preventative medicine.
Dr Amarjit Singh
MBChB, MRCGP, FRACGP
Cairns Doctors are pleased to welcome Dr Amarjit Singh (formerly at Omega Health Medical Centre). Dr Singh hopes to enhance and provide a wider range of medical services. He is a British graduate with over 35 years medical experience. He has worked in the UK , NZ and has been working in Australia for 11 years. After over 6 years at Omega Health Medical Centre, he has DECIDED to relocate and join our team at Cairns Doctors Barr St. His Areas of special interest include:
- Family Medicine and usual GP Services for the local community
- Complicated/complex medical needs
- Palliative care
Contraception including IUD insertion
- Sexual health prevention + Tx of Hep C etc
- Providing ongoing empathetic support built with mutual trust
- Addiction and Opiate Management registered opioid prescriber
- Indigenous Wellbeing with emphasis on illness prevention and sustained lifestyle change
- Medicinal Marijuana
- Allergy Management including Desensitization
- Mental Health ‘fixing the imbalance’ with client centred multidisciplinary approach
Dr Kerryn Lewin
MBBS, FRACGP, DRACOG
With a passion for caring for people, Dr Lewin enjoys working as a GP where she is involved with people in all stages of their lives but is particularly interested in antenatal care and working with families. She has done post graduate studies in obstetrics and sexual health and is a qualified Mirena inserter, having been trained by Cairns Doctor’s own sexual health physician, Dr Kay Haig. Originally from Victoria, Dr Lewin brings international experience, having worked and studied in Canada as well as here in Australia. Having decided to settle in the tropics 15 years ago, Dr Lewin is excited about joining the team at Cairns Doctors. “The warm welcome I’ve received has been so rewarding. I feel like part of the family already and am looking forward to paying the care forward to patients in my care” she said. Special Interests include:
- General Practice
- Ante/Post Natal Care
- Women’s Health
- Long acting reversible Contraception including Mirena/IUD and Implanon
Dr Prasanth Sivasankar
MBBS, FRACGP, MPH
I was born in Abu Dhabi (UAE) and was in Abu Dhabi till I completed my high school. Later I had done my medical training at Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences in Mangalore, India and graduated in 2005. I later arrived in Australia in 2006 to pursue my Masters in Public health, which I successfully completed, from Deakin University in Melbourne by 2009. I decided to make Australia my home and started working in Western Health in Melbourne in 2009 and later moved to work in Mount Isa Hospital in 2010 for a couple of years.
I had the opportunity to work at the Cairns Base hospital as a Medical Registrar and thus moved to Cairns in 2012 .I was involved in managing complex acute and chronic medical conditions in the Emergency and the inpatient wards. I was involved with the Diabetes Center and Endocrine clinics for a period of 1 year which is my main area of interest .I have work experience in Geriatric medicine and Palliative care medicine .I was also involved in education and training for junior doctors which included medical students, interns and residents .I joined the GP training program in 2017 and have immense interest in the ATSI population and chronic diseases due to my experience working in Mount Isa and Cairns hospital and also completing part of my GP training in a Aboriginal Medical Service for 1 year .
I have been living in Cairns with my wife for the last 7 years and consider Cairns a tropical paradise and home!
Dr Paul Sandery
MBBS, MPH & TM
Not Retired, just changed practices!
Dr Paul moved his practice to Cairns Doctors from Earlville General Practice where he spent the last 16 years looking after the Cairns community. He brings with him over three decades of experience and a passion for General Practice Medicine, leaving very few stones unturned in his medical career.
Dr Paul is passionate about about training the next generation of doctors and will be helping Cairns Doctors host undergraduate medical students as they journey towards becoming Doctors.
Dr Rajlakshmi Rajpal
MBBS, FRACGP, DCH
Dr Rajlakshmi moved her practice to Cairns Doctors and has been caring for the Cairns the community since 2013.
- Women’s & Children’s Health
- Contraception (IUD and Implanon)
- Antenatal Care
- Mental Health
- Indigenous Health
- Preventative Health
- Chronic Disease Management
Full BIO to come.
Dr Konny Komlovari
Skin Cancer Doctor
Dr. Konny grew up in Berlin, Germany and completed her medical training at the Free University, Berlin in 1993 after proudly attending Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary for the first 2 years of her studies.
Dr. Konny undertook General Practice training in England and Australia with some experience in and around Cooktown. Along the way she picked up some cosmetic injection skills, always interested in procedures, particularly minor skin surgery. The next stop was in Mackay where she managed her own clinic at the Private Hospital.
In 2012 Dr. Konny acquired a Fraxel laser. She is laser safety qualified.
The Fraxel gently and precisely targets skin damage, caused by UV exposure, hormones, ageing, acne and surgical scars. It initiates regeneration of collagen fibers, helping the skins elasticity.
Having relocated from Mackay to Cairns in 2015 she developed her interest in skin cancer treatment further, exclusively working in this field for the most recent two years.
Dr Konny is excited about her new chapter in joining Skin Doctors on Barr Street and welcomes all of her existing Skin Cancer patients.
Dr Konny is also more than happy to see new patients as well as existing Cairns Doctors on Barr St patients for all Skin Cancer related appointments.
Dr Ramesh Durairaj
MBBS, FRCP, FRACP
Specialist Geriatrician & Stroke Physician
Dr Ramesh Durairaj completed his specialist Geriatrics/Stroke Medicine advanced training from Mersey Deanery, UK in 2005. He worked as clinical director of Aged care services/Stroke services in University Hospitals Aintree, Liverpool, UK for 10 years before moving to Cairns to continue his career.
Dr Ramesh Durairaj will be welcoming referrals for
Geriatric medicine [Bulk Billed]
- All patients aged 65 and over with geriatric syndromes like complex comorbidities, falls and cognitive impairment
- Domiciliary visitations for patients in aged care facility
Stroke medicine [Bulk Billed]
- Management of Low risk TIA with ABCD2 score less than 4 [>4 needs hospitalisation]
- Management of patients with post stroke medical complications
- Post stroke rehabilitation in outpatient setting
As a preference, all referrals to be sent to Cairns Doctors either electronically (we use Medical Objects) or via:
- email firstname.lastname@example.org
- by fax (07) 4242 5353
- or posted to PO Box 666, Earlville, Qld. 4870. Please note posted referrals can take up to 10 days to receive and process
Nursing Home Visits
Visits to an Aged Care or Assisted Living facility can also be arranged, please send referral details through including the name of the facility where Dr Ramesh needs to visit.
ONLINE BOOKINGS NOT AVAILABLE. REFERRAL FROM YOUR GP REQUIRED FOR BULK BILLING APPOINTMENT.
Dr Arno Ebner
MD, PHD, FRACP
Welcome to Dr Arno Ebner, your Paediatrician
Dr Arno trained originally as a Paediatric nurse in Berlin, Germany. After an excursion into studying Geophysics he specialised as a Paediatrician at the Ernst Moritz Arndt University Children’s Hospital in Greifswald, Germany with part of his training in New Orleans, USA and Hamilton, Canada. He worked in child nutrition, immunology and neonatology research in Germany and as a Paediatrician in the impoverished areas of Manila, Philippines and Chittagong, Bangladesh. He graduated as a Paediatric specialist consultant in New Zealand and became a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians in 2012. From 2008-2015 he worked as a Paediatrician and senior lecturer in General Paediatrics and Paediatric Haematology/Oncology in Timaru and Wellington, New Zealand before moving to rural Australia. Since October 2018, he has worked for Cairns Doctors and is offering school clinics in low socio-economic areas.
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Cairns Doctors – Allied Health
Anneke grew up in The Netherlands and completed a Bachelor of Nursing (General and Mental Health) in 1989. She initially worked as a general and mental health nurse but continued full-time as a mental health nurse in 1990.
Prior to immigrating to Australia in 1993 she worked as a clinical mental health nurse in a forensic facility supervising rehabilitative care as well as caring for clients with complex psychiatric problems.
Once in Australia, she continued her career within the Queensland Health sector as a registered nurse. In 1999, Anneke became a midwife and has been working in Cairns Hospital as a registered midwife since then.
As well as being a midwife, Anneke studied psychology and graduated as a provisional psychologist in 2014 and continued postgraduate study. She worked as an intern psychologist in the Health Centre James Cook University (Townsville), Cairns Hospital and Cairns Sexual Health Services. She graduated Master of Psychology (Clinical) in 2017.
Anneke has a special interest in:
- Women’s health (all aspects around pregnancy)
- Sexual health
- Health psychology
ONLINE BOOKINGS NOT AVAILABLE. REFERRAL AND A MENTAL HEALTH CARE PLAN FROM YOUR GP REQUIRED FOR MEDICARE REBATES
Sex & Relationship Therapist
Couple’s Therapist, Counsellor, Supervisor, Registered Nurse
MHSc (Sexual Health), RN
With qualifications in nursing, sexology and couple’s therapy, and almost two decades of experience in clinical settings and private practice, Lynda Carlyle has a wealth of knowledge to share.
She is a SAS accredited Clinical Psychosexual Therapist, a Registered Nurse, a Level 4 Member of the Australian Counselling Association (ACA) and a Member of their College of Clinical Supervisors.
Lynda has been a guest lecturer at the University of Melbourne, and in 2019 will present to doctors at Monash University about sexuality.
She has spoken at national and international conferences/events, appears as an expert on national radio and in print media, and has written a sex and relationships advice column for the Herald Sun newspaper in Melbourne.
With deep friendships and close family working and living locally for 20+ years, Cairns feels like coming home. Based in Melbourne, Lynda is a keen traveller, scuba diver, wake-boarder and yoga enthusiast.
Excited to be offering the Far North community access to specialized services usually found in capital cities, Lynda does general counselling, couple’s therapy and/or sex therapy, and also offers clinical supervision in all those areas.
Lynda will be consulting in Cairns the second week of each month commencing 17th December 2018.